I’ve had my first Frozen experience. I still haven’t seen the movie, but during my family’s recent reunion at Walt Disney World, we all saw the Frozen sing-a-long show at Hollywood Studios. There, I got to hear the song “Let It Go.”
How is this song not an LGBT anthem? It’s about a woman who’s been keeping a secret her entire life, until one day her secret becomes public and she decides she’s going to live openly, without guilt and shame. She sings “you can’t hold me back anymore,” and “I don’t care what they’re going to say.” This song is clearly a metaphor for coming out.
I’m disappointed I haven’t heard this song at a pride parade or gay bar yet.
Update: I just Googled “Let It Go gay anthem” and found this story in the Guardian that comes to the same conclusion I did:
Outside the film, Let It Go is also a coming-out anthem for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: “Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know/ Well now they know!” The lines “It’s funny how some distance/ Makes everything seem small/ And the fears that once controlled me/ Can’t get to me at all” could almost be from an It Gets Better video.